American heart month aims at spreading awareness about heart health

Spokeswoman Shannon Hilaire says the event will feature a 1.5-mile dash from Miller Time Pub and Grill to the State Capitol.

"CVS Health and the American Heart Association both share a deep commitment to making a meaningful health impact in the communities we serve and we couldn't be more energized and excited about them joining us in the fight against heart disease in women", said American Heart Association Board Chairman Al Royse. That year, National Wear Red Day was born. To raise awareness, the AHA is encouraging communities and businesses to wear red Friday to to start a conversation and act as spokespeople for the cause. Select a favorite outfit in red and register by February 9 to attend the Go Red for Women event.

Take the first step to join together for heart health. The American Heart Month is created to remind people the importance of a healthy heart and raise awareness on how to prevent the disease, the Who TV says. Many women pursue health care, especially from specialists such as gynecologists, but aren't preparing themselves for their number one risk, she said.

The fashion choice is part of American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness about heart disease.

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80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education.

Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association does an fantastic job educating the community in their continuous fight against heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease and stroke make up in three deaths among women annually - which is more than all cancers combined.

Women who are involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives.

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